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The Best of Nikole Hannah-Jones

“Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur fellow on Wednesday, one of 24 recipients worldwide. The MacArthur board recognized Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, for ‘chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly…

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The Language of White Supremacy

  While some critics object that a more expansive definition of white supremacy hampers making distinctions in attitudes and actions, Vann R. Newkirk II explains how and why this linguistic change occurred.  He also refuses to let off the hook…

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America’s First Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Kriston Capps’ article in the Atlantic describes Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial due to open in 2018, “the first such memorial in the U.S., and, its founders hope, it will show how lynchings of black people were essential to…

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The Color of Emotion: Teachers’ Racialized Interpretations of Children’s Emotion and Student Outcomes

Amy Halberstadt received a William T. Grant Foundation grant for her work about how “practices that reduce racial bias among teachers can respond to gaps in academic and disciplinary outcomes between Black and White students. . . . . Teachers…

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Thanks to Issa Rae and Ava Duvernay, I See Black People

Ellen McGirt gives a brief history of racism in film processing.  The article includes videos discussing the industry’s use of “Shirley Cards” and an interview with director Ava Duvernay.  To read the entire blog, click here.

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